Diet chart for Diabetic Patient
Diabetes is one of the genetic and environmental influenced chronic diseases. It is a kind of metabolic disorder. There are three different types of diabetes is observed Type I and Type II and gestational diabetes. In type I diabetes mellitus the patient may not be able to produce the hormone called insulin. Insulin will help to metabolize glucose and lower the glucose level in the blood. This type of diabetes will occur commonly in young people or less than 4o years of age.
Diabetes Type II is the resistance to insulin or incapable of responding to insulin and reduce the blood glucose level. So the higher blood glucose level in the blood cause many problems including frequent urination, thirsty, blurred vision, weight loss etc. Gestational diabetes is found in pregnant women. It is temporary.
If you have recently discovered, that you suffer from Diabetes, then first of all there is no need to panic. There are millions of people around the globe, who suffer from this disease and a lot of the have been able to live a good life even while being Diabetic. This does not mean that it is an easy going for you and that you should ignore your health. Once you know that you have Diabetes, its time for you to become concerned about your body and try to control the situation as soon as you can. Once you learn how to deal with this disease, you can surely live a normal life.
Diabetes could not be cured. This can be controlled. With the help of medications, exercise and proper diet diabetes will be under control. The diet chart from the physician will give more number of options for the traditional food rather than the westernized food. Since the change in the life style and food habits is the primary cause for the diabetics.
- The special diet plan is designed for diabetic patient
- It consist of highly nutritious but low calorie food
- The food should release glucose into blood very slowly
- It should have high fiber content
- The food should have more amount of green vegetables and high proteins
- The food should be taken in small quantities
- High carb food such as the potato, sugar and tubers should be avoided
- High protein food such as pulses, peas, fruits should be increased in the food
- The fiber content should be more than the amount of the carbohydrate consumed
- The fiber content will provide a feeling of fullness to the stomach as well as reduce the pain of digestion
- Increase the amount of water consumption
- It is good to exercise to lower the blood glucose level
- Avoiding the fatty food such as lamb etc will reduce the risk of heart disease to the diabetic patient
- Increase the level of vitamins and minerals will compensate the loss of minerals in urine in the diabetic patients
- Sometimes the food which is difficult to digest is also recommended
- The low calorie food without the addition of oil will reduce the risk of heart diseases by reduces the accumulation of cholesterol.